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Strengthening Palace defence was crucial to survival says Allardyce

Palace ensured their survival with a 4-0 win over Hull City at Selhurst Park on Sunday - a result that confirmed the visitors' relegation. Would we talk about it now? "We stopped conceding goals and started winning football matches". He added: "I am very proud of what we have achieved in the second half of the season, especially when you put into context where we were when I arrived". Read More »

Queensland name team for State of Origin


Given Broncos coach Wayne Bennett's insistence that Milford travel with his side to face the Warriors in New Zealand on Saturday if named on an extended bench as cover for Thurston, former Maroons five-eighth Ben Ikin suggested on Fox Sports that the selection tactic could have been used to circumvent Bennett's concerns. Read More »

Josh Harrop scorers fine goal on Manchester United debut


The 21-year-old - who became the 100th player to score a Premier League goal for Manchester United - bent a terrific finish into the corner to make the ideal start to his United first-team career. JOSH HARROP gave Manchester United fans a glimpse of an exciting future with a stunning opening goal in their victory over Crystal Palace. Harrop scored a hat-trick against Tottenham's under-23 team earlier in the week, and was full of confidence heading into Sunday's match. Read More »

Man United: Jose turns to Ajax


Mourinho named the youngest team in United's Premier League history for the 2-0 win, which arrived courtesy of first-half goals from Josh Harrop and Paul Pogba. There was precious little time for the England youth worldwide to make a telling impact, but his appearance complemented promising full debuts by Joel Pereira, Scott McTominay, Demetri Mitchell and Harrop. Read More »

Celtics win on Bradley's last-second 3-pointer

Will the Cleveland Cavaliers show any mercy to the Boston Celtics when the two meet in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals tonight at 8:30PM ET? Bradley's shot from the left wing bounced on the rim four times before going down. LeBron James scored 22 of his 30 points in the first half. The cold, hard reality is that it's going to be Cleveland vs. And now the Celtics stagger forward without their leading scorer and best playmaker into Quicken Loans Arena to take on the Cavs, ... Read More »

Jose Mourinho makes swift exit after Manchester United beat Crystal Palace


Defenders Eric Bailly and Phil Jones and midfielders Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard are the only other first teamers who will start the match with Michael Carrick, Anthony Martial and Daley Blind all on the bench. " I'm delighted they could share the moment with me ". De Gea applauded fans during his lap of appreciation at Old Trafford . The 16-year-old is also United's fourth-youngest ever player and the youngest since Duncan Edwards made his debut in 1953. Read More »

National Hockey League playoff schedule 2017: It's a Game 7 doubleheader


The NHL has gone the longest of the four major professional sports without seeing a repeat champion. The Washington Capitals have spent the last two games against the Pittsburgh Penguins crawling out from a 3-1 deficit. The current Capitals have been bolstered since the move of star Ovechkin from the first line to the third line before Game 5 . Obviously, [Monday] was the result that we wanted. Read More »

Boston Celtics Eastern Conference Finals Schedule Released


Led by Olynyk, the Celtics got a huge lift from their bench, outscoring their Wizards counterparts 48-5. Al Horford and Jae Crowder also played big for Boston , combining for 29 points and 11 rebounds. For just the Wizards , this marked the closest they had come to a conference finals berth since 1979, but their 38-year drought remains. "I've never been to the Eastern Conference finals so this is something off my bucket list", Thomas said. Read More »

Bradley hits last-second shot, Celtics stun Cavs 111-108

Game 3 is Sunday night. That game was an example of Thomas battling through the pain he was suffering as the Celtics would end up clinching the series in seven games. The trio went a combined 11 of 21 from 3-point range. "We fought and came out with the victory". It was a shot that a 29-percent 3-point shooter should not have in his arsenal. Read More »

Predators confirm Johansen suffered compartment syndrome


Words like "rough" and "vicious" aren't normally terms of endearment, but in the context Cherry was putting that Game 5, and the series as a whole, into there's no greater compliment. "It is one game at a time, but we know that our next win puts us into contention for the Stanley Cup". The Predators played their first game without Johansen (13 points in 14 playoff games), who suffered a season-ending thigh injury in Game 4 on Thursday. Read More »

West Ham 2016/17 Premier League season review


Meanwhile, though Dyche was disappointed with a 2-1 defeat at home to West Ham on the final day, meaning Burnley finished 16th, maintaining Premier League status was the aim, and was achieved with little discomfort. He played a couple of games in the pre-season when we went to the States and we were missing a few players. We had three unbelievably good chances and at this level you have to take them. Read More »

Yokohama-Sponsored Chelsea FC Takes Home EPL Title


The Belgium keeper said: 'Of course, I'm committed to Chelsea. "It's a great squad of players they've got there but maybe there will be a freshening up, don't lose your best players and add one or two at the top end to go into the [UEFA] Champions League". Read More »

Hamilton recovers from poor start to win Spanish Grand Prix

It was probably the slowest auto on the track, but Wehrlein stopped for just one tyre change, rather than the two or three-change strategy of the other teams, and his bright blue vehicle crossed the line in seventh place. "I think we have a great common passion - we love racing", Vettel said. The Russian GP victor did an excellent job of slowing up Vettel , furiously defending his position to allow Hamilton to sneak up to Vettel . Read More »

Pochettino hails ´one of world´s best´ Kane after second straight Golden Boot


The in-form Tottenham striker, who has missed his country's last six games through injury, has not netted in any of his last six appearances for England. Tottenham are progressing as a team and edging closer towards winning trophies, finishing in second place in the Premier League this past season. Speaking on Soccer Special, which aired on Sky Sports News on Sunday afternoon, Merson was full of praise for Kane prior to his side's 7-1 win at Hull. Read More »

Watch Madrid Open 2017 live online and on TV


Grigor Dimitrov , who broke into the top 10 during a breakthrough season in 2014, had found it tough to push on from that success. The level of play from both players rose in a remarkable game with Goffin serving 2-4 down as he kept Nadal at bay for four break points, including one incredible cross-court backhand as he ran back to the baseline after being lobbed. Read More »

Canelo Alvarez Dominates Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in PPV Bout


But while last nights " Mexican War" was a dud, the same can not be said about the impending biggest fight of the year. Chavez Jr. had never fought on that weekend. "I feel I can knock him out". "I think Golovkin's been sliding", Atlas explained, as quoted on Bad Left Hook . The 164.5-pound (74.6 kg) bout Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) vs Chavez Jr (50-3-1, 32 KOs) headlined the pay-per-view event on Saturday May 6. Read More »

Jose Mourinho responds in fixture congestion row


Demetri Mitchell, Scott McTominay, Josh Harrop, Matthew Willock and Zachary Dearnley are also set to be involved in Sunday's squad, along with 16-year-old Angel Gomes. The France global pointed to the skies after his goal - presumably in honour of his father who passed away earlier this month. "You think you know the players, but you don't". Read More »

Eastern Conference Finals Game 3

This play sums up Game 2 in this sense: Every time Boston had a positive moment, the Cavs, and specifically LeBron, snuffed out it out emphatically. James and Love again did whatever they wanted against the defenders the Celtics put in front of them, scoring 30 and 21 points, respectively. Boston tried to fight back, scrambling to close out on defense and trying to send help to contain James on drives. Read More »

Atletico Madrid 3-1 Athletic Bilbao


Diego Simeone says he has no desire to leave Atletico Madrid this summer. Fallen Italian giants Inter Milan were understood to be keen to prise the Argentine away from the Vicente Calderon , where he has won the league title and reached two Champions League finals during his six years at the helm. Read More »

Terry given guard of honor in unusual farewell

He's put an very bad lot of money into this club, but this man cares about this football club, from the U8s to the first-team. "If you ask me who you think the favourites are now, I think it's Arsenal", he told a news conference. After lifting the fifth Premier League trophy of his career, Terry struggled to contain his emotion as he addressed the club's supporters. There was a celebratory air and an initial atmosphere like a testimonial before Terry's pre-planned substitution midway ... Read More »

New Zealand's Scott Dixon wins Indy 500 pole; Alonso starts 5th

Dixon admitted that the restricted running in qualifying trim due to the bad weather over the past three days had made the Fast Nine shootout a "nerve-wracking" affair. Fernando Alonso , of Spain, looks up at the scoring pylon during qualifications for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway , Saturday, May 20, 2017 in Indianapolis . Read More »

Chris Cornell fans hold vigil outside Detroit concert venue


The Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman was found dead in his hotel room at the MGM Grand Detroit Wednesday (May 17) night. Cornell began his career in the Seattle rock scene. Brian Bumbery, his representative, cited the incident as sudden and unexpected. Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry tweeted: "Very sad news about Chris Cornell today". Read More »

Celtics stagger on without Thomas; guard may need surgery


Cleveland's lead eventually climbed to 50. Cleveland takes a 2-0 lead in the series. And LeBron James says the Cleveland Cavaliers can still do better. While the defending champions are undoubtedly happy to have taken the first two games of the series on the road, they are far from satisfied. Kyrie still hasn't completely found his stroke - shooting 42 percent from the floor and just 29 percent from beyond the arc in the postseason. Read More »

Dixon takes 3rd Indy pole with fastest speeds in 21 years

The Verizon IndyCar Series' heralded newcomer and 32-time F1 race victor looked anything but a rookie on the run. Fernando Alonso says reaching the "Fast 9" qualifying shootout for the Indy 500 was an "unthinkable" achievement when he arrived in the the start of the month. Read More »

#HalaMadrid! Real Madrid Crowned Spanish Champions for 2016/17 Season


Madrid claimed the trophy despite taking just one point from their two Clasico encounters with Barcelona. Malaga 0-2 Madrid: How fitting it is that Madrid's title win should include a key contribution from their main talisman. Barcelona achieved the treble in 2009 and 2015. The relegation places have also been decided with Hull City, Middlesbrough and Sunderland going down to the Championship. Read More »

Unlikely to play in Game 4


San Antonio players began settling for shots early in possessions and missed the majority of them as the Warriors compiled an 18-point lead in front of a displeased San Antonio crowd of 18,700. According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, the Warriors are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -6 points against the Spurs. San Antonio has been outscored by 73 points since Leonard left Game 1 with 7:52 remaining and the Spurs leading 78-55. Read More »

Bale lifts weights in pool, working for Champions League final

Furthermore, there is "total and absolute confidence" in the trainer, with the newspaper also citing parallels between him and Jose Mourinho, who penned a new contract just days after he won La Liga with Los Blancos in 2012. Fierce challenges then rained in from both sides as Turkish referee Cuneyt Cakır struggled to keep control, with five players booked inside the opening 37 minutes. Read More »

Everton boss Ronald Koeman confident of kicking on next season


Wenger is likely to be without stand-in skipper Laurent Koscielny, who is struggling with a calf injury and is certain to be without the in-form Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who picked up a hamstring injury earlier in the month. "After that, what happens to me is less important". There have been protests from Gunners fans against Wenger remaining as manager and Everton boss Ronald Koeman has no doubt playing in the Europa League rather than the Champions League is "not good enough" for ... Read More »

Zabaleta: 'Absolute privilege' to play at City

According to the MEN , Aguero is set for talks with Pep Guardiola once the campaign ends and will seek assurances over his involvement at Man City next season before making his decision. I will enjoy it. "It has been nine wonderful years", Zabaleta said. On a return to his old club, Grimaldo said: "I don't close the door to anyone, especially a club like Barcelona, for whom I only have to thank for the academy years I've been there". Read More »

LeBron is All-NBA for record-tying 11th time

Davis' player efficiency ranking was ranked fourth in the league. And Harden was the only player to be unanimously selected by a global panel of sportswriters and broadcasters as a first-teamer this year, returning to that group for the third time in the last four seasons. Read More »

John Terry handed a start for Stamford Bridge swansong


For once the football took a back seat at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea fans bid farewell to John Terry as the club's long-serving captain made his final home appearance. "We had to find the best solution to celebrate and make all the supporters involved". "I'm not talking tactically". "It is great to win after the last win with Claudio [Ranieri]". Read More »

Six times Real Madrid won La Liga on the final day

For the tour to the finish of the season in the asset Zidane wards 90 points with the goal difference 104-41, to win the title of Madrid , enough to play a draw with Málaga. Real meet Juventus in the Champions League final on June 3 and will be bidding to become the first team to win back-to-back titles since AC Milan in 1990. Read More »